Went to Gatwick by the express. We had a bit of a queue to get on
Viking airways but got through and to the pub. Had some champagne
on the plane. Few drinks in the star bar in the resort then into
town. We started at a bar called the pub, then headed down the main
street which was just wall to wall bars. We were given various
inducements to enter and finally settled on a deal with drinks
and shooters. We moved on to a couple of others down the noisy
street then suddenly at midnight the music blaring out of the
bars was silenced and the place went quiet. Myself, Matt and
Glenn carried on to the status club for a while, it was quite
good fun and Glen got thrown off the podium for dancing with
the girls. We finally left and got a kebab that Glen can't
remember before catching someone else's taxi and paying double for it.
Went for run, played some tennis then some volleyball, then a
football game with James and Glenn, very tight we won on a
golden goal. After dinner just stayed at the resort till sent to bed.
Went for a longer run up hill and took pictures. Tried to
run down to another beach but it turned out to be private
so I had run back up again in the heat which was quite energetic
Tennis with Glenn against Nick and Bryan was pretty good. Played
a game of volleyball then in which my team was 2-0 down when it
was my turn to serve then we won 15-2, the other team only got
the ball back over the net once and some of my team sat down
for the last few points, I served underarm after that, frisbee
injury, tennis with Steph against Paul and James into town
later at one bar then to status club, with Matt, glen, Julia,
Pippa, lea, charlotte, Paul. The girls got themselves glow
painted to fit in with the theme of the evening. We also
had some podium dancing from charlotte and the girls to
make sure it was a proper 8thday holiday. There were
also luminous bubbles pumped into the crowd, but I
kept clear of them as they left glowing marks on your
skin, finally left about 2.50 am and got straight into taxi's.
Leg aching but got up and went for walk, had a go in the buggy
with Nathalie this was quite exciting as we drove off road
quite a bit.
3 PM went for bike ride with Nick, Matt and Bryan saw a castle
and climbed a steep hill then stopped for a coke whilst a
puncture was fixed. Played tennis in the evening with nick,
glen, and Bryan. Then after dinner we went in the beach bar
and had our own party, we played name that tune on the ipod
then I set people challenges to find genres of records.
Later we had a dip in the sea before calling it a day,
unfortunately we went in the rocky side so I ended up
with a bruised heel and some scrapes but nothing too serious..
Ran to kardamena had a drink and found some karaoke bars and
the like and then ran back. Saw Cam who was feeling a bit
better and went for a walk along the beach with him. Also
did a bit of kayaking with Ross and Nikki who had just
arrived windsurfed. Played yahtzee later with Glenn,
charlotte and Julia, Glenn won. Played tennis then
with Glenn, Paul and Nick. Nick and myself were successful.
In the evening met in the star bar and went into dinner
early so we could go to watch the football in kardamena.
England beat Croatia 5-1 while Scotland lost unfortunately
for Paul. We negotiated a whole bottle of sambucca at
the next bar we went to, but when the music went down
we were off to the starlight bar, I didn't like this
as much as the status club and eventually walked
home after getting some chips. Took me about 35
minutes and was a bit uneventful.
Ran into kardamena without my GPS watch. Had a drink and some
ice creams and ran back., should have been 4.2 miles found
some nice ice creams and had a look at the supermarkets.
Played volleyball for an hour and a half later against
the newly arrived solo people and the Russians. Then
played tennis against Paul. I was down 5-2 but won 7-5
eventually. After dinner we sat our by the beach bar till
late into the evening. Discussing racey topics till
finally we retired about 2.30 am.
Ran with Ross for 5 miles or so. Then quite surprisingly
it rained. Luckily that didn't put a stop to the volleyball
and I had a pretty good game of volleyball, the serve was
coming along nicely and I got some good returns in mainly
played with the solos people. I then had a bit of a wait
till football but unfortunately it didn't go ahead so I
joined the others who were drinking and playing card
games. We drifter off and gradually changed into our
pirate outfits, Nick and Susie were undoubtedly the
winners. We caused a bit of a stir going to dinner
and in the bar, the we went back to Steph and Nat's
room to drink as much of the duty free as possible.
Headed of then in taxi's and we went to the bar were
we had watched the football, unfortunately disaster
on a boxing machine with Glenn managed to hit the
machine and just about broke my hand, the bar staff
gave me ice and neurofen and I had to call it an
early night, did see a rather exciting electrical
storm on my way home though.
Went for a really long run today, knew my bruised hand was
not much good for anything else. I ran with it still
wrapped up in bandages. Wasn't as warm as other days so
ran out past kardamena and carried on till I got to the
next village before turning back. Stopped for a drink and
some ice cream on the way back in kardamena then slogged
the last 2 miles home. Did 10 miles in total. Got dressed
and ready then to depart, left the room at 3.30 PM then
spent some time on the sun lounger. We were driven inside
just before dinner due to the threat of rain but no big
disaster. Had another great dinner and then on the coach
to the airport. Sat with Adele on the coach then Matt
and Nathalie on the plane. Listened to a lot of ipod
whilst watching the lights of Europe below. We actually
touched down a bit early then in a taxi with a very
tired Steph and Glenn and Paul.